Energy Efficiency Awareness in Northern Uganda

From 16th to 20th May 2022, President EEAU Elvis Ssekate traversed the areas of West Nile, Acholi, Lango and Teso (in Uganda) to create awareness of #EnergyEfficiency. In collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH PREEEP (Uganda) under the ‘Clean Energy For A Better Life’ campaign, The team held radio talkshows on 90.9 […]

UNREEEA’s Member Needs Assessment Report Validation

In the recent past, private sector players in the energy sector who are mostly members of the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) have played a significant role in providing energy for Social and Economic Development in Uganda. However, in providing energy services some challenges still exist which need immediate action. To […]

USAID-ICYD/UNREEEA ORIENTATION TRAINING

Uganda still faces a challenge of increased vulnerable children and youth both as natives and refugees and with the global campaign to increase adoption of renewable energy, USAID in collaboration with Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) launched a program to empower vulnerable children and youth through renewable energy technologies.   Early […]

SENDEA: Deepening the Role of Renewable Energy Actors in Uganda

On 2nd April 2022, Germany’s international cooperation arm and Sendea, a programme of the Stiftung Solarenergie (Germany) a network of like-minded local solar companies, called for wider access, affordability and integrity to ensure sustainable growth of the renewable energy sub sector. This was addressed in a meeting of key actors within Uganda’s renewable energy sector, in […]

Unlocking support for local clean energy companies

Unlocking support for local clean energy companies: insights from the solar PV industry in Uganda In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), electrification through decentralized renewables-based solutions (particularly solar PV) has advanced significantly over the past decade. Going forward, this transition to clean energy has a significant potential in addressing integrated challenges including access to energy, job creation, […]

Press Release: UNREEEA & FINDING XY Sign MoU

Finding XY and Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance(UNREEEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate investment readiness support to Renewable Energy businesses and the flow of green investment to the sector. This objective is to be achieved by jointly designing and implementing projects that address the need for low-risk capital […]

MEMD: Reviewed Electricity Tariff Structure

On the 16th of December 2021, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Dr. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, launched the Reviewed Electricity Tariff Structure applicable to the customers served by Umeme Limited, effective January 2022. The remarkable amendments to the Tariff structure include the introduction of the Cooking Tariff, review of the criteria for the […]

Mini Grids increasing Electricity access in Uganda

Uganda, the pearl of Africa, blessed by nature’s hills and mountains presents a challenge to extend electricity to every shadow in the country. The scattered nature of settlements in the country especially in rural areas and islands coupled with lack of funding further inhibit extension of grid electricity to the entire country. This is according […]

Covid-19 Dented Renewable Energy Projects, but lessons were learnt

At the end of March 2020, Uganda went silent, lost in the wilderness of the uncertainty that had rocked the country. President Museveni ordered the closing of schools as a measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. That was shortly before he paralyzed most operations in the country by closing the only airport and […]

Shs10b in Credit Support from UECCC boosts Electricity access

More than Shs10.3b disbursed through the Uganda Energy Credit Capitalisation Company (UECCC) in credit financing has accelerated access to electricity in the country. Access to electricity in Uganda currently stands at slightly over 50 per cent with 25 per cent connected to the grid. Formed in 2009, UECCC was created to facilitate renewable energy (RE) […]